THE WATER GOVERNANCE BLOG AT IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Water on the Road

5 research teams, 8 days, 30+ stakeholders, and countless kilometers covered under the Spanish sun. As part of the Water Management & Governance MSc Programme’s Fieldtrip module, students embarked to discover and research the...

Media, science and water diplomacy: a Nile hydropolis?

Which role do media and science communication play in controversies over transboundary waters? This is one of the research questions addressed by the project “Open Water Diplomacy. Media, science and transboundary cooperation in the...

Towards a third world war for water?

It took me some time to meditate on and – hopefully understand – one of the most quoted sentences of Pope Francis’s address to the international workshop The Human Right to Water. An interdisciplinary focus...

Dams and Democracy

Last week the film festival Let’s talk about water in Delft began with a journey on the Nile. We watched the comedy “Abay vs. Vegas” (2011) by Ethiopian film director Theodros Teshome that anticipated...

Saturday Nile Fever!

Temperature has been rising in the Nile basin since Ethiopia announced in 2011 the construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). On Saturday, February 11th, at the festival Let’s talk about water  we...